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Liza Gross
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A nonprofit purports to help the misinformed public sift through alarmist claims about the environment. But it has a disturbing history of promoting industry experts.
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My latest investigation looks at unchecked violence in California's state #psychiatric #hospitals. #violence #healthcare #nurses
Injured workers at the five state hospitals have lost tens of thousands of workdays, costing millions to taxpayers.
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Rather than worrying about unsubstantiated risks from GMOs, Americans should worry about the real risks pesticides pose for people in the communities that feed the nation.
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My latest story looks at the challenge of protecting the oceans as a living resource in the face of billion-dollar industries more concerned with exploitation than conservation.   #marinelife   #conservation   #ocean   #governance   #overfishing   #pollution   #plasticpollution  
Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it.
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I tried my hand at podcasting to take a look at #trophyhunting and #lions. The old approaches to #conservation  aren't working. We need a radical new model to conserve lions and other iconic Africa species: http://bit.ly/1le1kOi
An exploration of the complex issue of lion hunting and conservation.
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CA regulators say they're going to draft new rules to protect kids from #pesticides near schools. But true protection requires the same safeguards at home.
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In this short article, I review recent research investigating the neurodevelopmental origins of autism spectrum disorder and efforts to help those with associated health problems.
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What causes spectrum people to be seduced by and obsessed with tech rapture fantasies like singularity, tramshumanism, and space cultist? 
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+James Parra Being a retired professional hippy helps also. ;-)
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Packed with nutrients, easy to grow and adaptable to local cuisines, this tropical superfood could bring more food and cash to poor farmers around the world.
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Over half a billion US tax dollars were spent to destroy the largest traditional Indian community in America through forced relocation in THIS century. It's very hard to calculate what was lost. http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2016/04/11/when-worlds-collide/ #nativeamerican   #indigenous   #navajo   #traditionalknowledge
Several years ago, on a brisk spring day in the wild reaches of northeastern Arizona, I was helping an elderly grandmother scrape kernels off a bushel's worth of dried corn cobs. She spoke no English and I knew little Navajo, so we worked in silence, sitting on a blanket, side by side.
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Willie Soon has taken $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry to publish science that questions the role of humans in global warming. Journals need to do a better job of enforcing their conflict of interest policies. http://blogs.plos.org/biologue/2015/06/11/new-charges-of-climate-skeptics-undisclosed-ties-to-energy-industry-highlight-journals-role-as-gatekeeper/

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Drug companies aren't investing in research that helps insomniacs without the need for sleeping pills. But they should: http://bit.ly/1KXWgrG
Because this therapy corrects the habits and thoughts that promote insomnia, people retain healthy sleep habits.
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Freelance journalist
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I'm a SF Bay Area freelance journalist and senior editor at the open access journal PLOS Biology. I write mostly about environmental health, wildlife ecology, and conservation biology.

I blog for KQED Science, http://blogs.kqed.org/science/author/lizagross/ and am a contributor to Environmental Health News. One of my latest pieces, No Beba el Agua. Don't Drink the Water, was part of Environmental Health News' Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, which won honorable mention from the Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism.
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